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Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Four) (edition 2012)

by Kevin Hearne, Gene Mollica (Cover artist)

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Title:Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Four)
Authors:Kevin Hearne (Author)
Other authors:Gene Mollica (Cover artist)
Info:Del Rey (2012), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Tags:literature, fantasy, urban fantasy, paperback, A Del Rey Mass Market Originial, 2012

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Tricked by Kevin Hearne (Author)

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I think this is a great continuation of this series! I like that the romance, such as it is, is low key and doesn't really go anywhere. There is nothing worse than a forced romance in novels. This story involves skinwalkers and the Native American gods mostly with some short side stories about vampires and Norse gods.

Overall I really liked it. Maybe it's because I read all these books one after the other, but this book had A LOT of infodumping in it. There were many, MANY paragraphs explaining various gods and other topics that I just sort of glazed over. I appreciate when authors do their homework, but sometimes that can get tedious to read. Like I said, its possible this was due to my reading of the series one right after another so your mileage may vary. ( )
  Sarah_Buckley | Sep 17, 2016 |
I definitely have a thing for Tricksters, no matter the originating mythology; which is probably why this is my favorite installment of the Iron Druid so far. A great many gods want Atticus dead. The only way he can safely train his apprentice is to let them have what they want – with a little help from Coyote.

Atticus makes a deal with Coyote to move a gold mine under the Diné reservation in exchange for help in faking his death. But a deal with a Trickster is always more than it seems, as the Morrigan warns him. When Atticus arrives at the reservation, he discovers a cranky elemental who doesn’t want to help, a pair of dangerous Skinwalkers with magic wholly out of Atticus’ experience and a wily Coyote who’s playing Atticus like a fiddle. Oh, an Leif shows up to bring even more trouble to the Druid’s doorstep.

I loved Tricked because in addition to some excellent action sequences, it also had a fabulous game of wits between Atticus and Coyote. The dialog between them was always multi-layered and fun. Tricked was so engaging that I read it straight in only two days. Highly recommended! ( )
  jshillingford | Jun 14, 2016 |
Fun read, if not always well written. ( )
  libgirl69 | May 11, 2016 |
Any book that references Doctor Who and Princess Bride is alright by me. :) Fun book just like all the others in the series. ( )
  Traciinaz | Mar 17, 2016 |
Atticus fakes his death to fool the Norse gods with the help of Coyote. Then he has to help Coyote with his plan to help the Dine. Coyote has tricked Atticus in also getting rid of a couple of skinwalkers, but he's not the only one who tricks Atticus. So does Leif.

Looking forward to the next book! ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
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For Alan O'Bryan,
who bravely stands in front of my word vomit
and tells me to clean it up.
He is an outstanding alpha reader
and the finest of friends.
This is not a trick.
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The best trick I ever pulled off was watching myself die.
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Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

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Druid Atticus O'Sullivan has battled vengeful Norse thunder gods before, and with a little help from a Navajo trickster god Coyote,he dupes them into thinking they chopped him up in the Arizona dessert. The Navajo Coyote is not above his own mischief and Atticus is battling for survival from an unlikely source.… (more)

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